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Scotland -- Msgr. Leo Cushley, who will be installed as archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh next month, will "fully endorse" plans by the rest of Scotland's bishops to trawl church records for decades of clerical abuse.

Afghan leader in Pakistan to discuss peace talks

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank

Commentary: Standing up to Newark Archbishop John Myers: Opinion by Robert M. Hoatson

Boston -- Anglican priest, flock cross a welcoming bridge

Monroe, Wash. -- St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church. The church's historic bell, stolen then broken up by the thieves for scrap, is being worked into a sculpture that will be unveiled Sunday at the church's centennial celebration.

Magna, Utah – Vandals destroyed priceless statues and artwork at a Catholic church in Magna late Saturday night, and this is the fourth time someone has broken into this church.

Imo State, Nigeria -- Churches in the state are facing hard times following the new wave of armed robbery incidents in the state.

Bangui -- Violence against the Catholic church continues to surge in the Central African Republic, causing a group of priests and nuns to flee for the their lives.

Commentary: Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Two reports on the same letter: Hawaii bishop, in impassioned letter, urges prayer, action to prevent same-sex marriage and Bishop of Honolulu: Equal marriage could lead to polygamy and incest

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an a little inspiration to begin your day?  NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.


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